- 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sliced celery
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/3 cup cold water
- Cut pork roast in half. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown roast in oil on all sides; drain. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker.
- In a large bowl, combine the pineapple juice, pineapple, brown sugar, celery, vinegar and soy sauce. Pour over the roast. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until meat is tender.
- Remove roast and keep warm. Strain cooking juices; transfer to a large saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork. Yield: 8 servings.
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
Reviews for Hawaiian Pork Roast with Pineapple
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This is really good. I cooked the meat on low for 6 hours, it came out juicy and flavorful. On the sauce I didn't strain out the pineapple and celery; I wanted the tidbits. I got a total of 6 1/2cups broth. I used 4 cups and doubled the cornstarch & water to thicken it. The 1/4cup cornstarch & 1/3cup water wasn't enough for me to have a nice gravy consistency. The additional 2 1/2cups broth I used the 1/4cup cornstarch and 1/3cup water and it thickened nicely for a gravy consistency. I would have liked a little more pineapple taste so next time I will add pineapple chunks as an additional garnish. This is a definite keeper.
A family favorite for years now!
My whole family loved this but I did change a few things. First, I doubled the roast size so it would not fit in my crock. No problem, I simply used by cast iron roaster and cooked in on the stovetop on a low simmer for the same amount of time. Worked beautifully. Also, I did not strain the cooking liquid since I wanted to have the fruit and celery in the sauce. Worked. It was a hit.
I was looking for a slow cooker recipe for some pork ribs that I found on sale. It's summer & the slow cooker is a blessing for busy, warm days. My family loved the recipe. Will definitely keep this recipe on hand.
My entire family loved this recipe. It's a new favorite.